PMG Launches Online Population Report for United States Currency
Paper Money Guaranty (PMG) now provides an online population report for United States Currency. The PMG Population Report shows, for each note, the total number certified by PMG at each grade level. This report is provided as a free resource on PMG’s website, www.PMGnotes.com.
This initial launch of the PMG Population Report includes United States Currency listed by Friedberg number, the catalogue numbers assigned in Arthur and Ira S. Friedberg’s standard reference, Paper Money of the United States. A series of website enhancements are planned to aid use and navigation of the Report, and future releases will include Obsolete Notes and World Currency. PMG is also assessing market demand for a published print version of the PMG Population Report.
According to Glen Jorde, PMG Finalizer, "I am very please that our Population Report is now available to everyone. As time goes on, the 'pop' becomes more of a valuable tool. We know that hobbyists will appreciate this first glimpse at the great number of very special notes that PMG has already certified."
Population Reports are frequently used by collectors as a source of empirical data to assess the relative availability of a graded note. For example, according to the PMG Population Report, as of January 30, 2007, PMG has certified nine examples of Fr#1, 1861 $5 Demand Note. The report also provides a breakdown by grade; for example, the highest graded Fr#1 by PMG is a note graded About Uncirculated 50 EPQ, for which the population is one note.
To locate the PMG Population Report, visit www.PMGnotes.com, and click on Population Report from the website’s top menu. Since population data is constantly changing, the PMG Population Report will be updated frequently. The date of last update is recorded on the main entrance page of the online Report. The PMG Population Report does not include note serial numbers, as in a currency census. In cases, where a note with a serial number is submitted more than once, only the most recent submission is tabulated.
Questions regarding the PMG Population Report can be directed to PMG Customer Service by emailing service@PMGnotes.com or toll-free by phone at 1-877-PMG-5570.